Kids today are too old.

I don’t think “childhood” exists anymore for kids, not really.  I think there’s too much technology available for them, and it seems, solely through my own observations, that parents today are less interested in being parents, and more interested in being best friends with their kids, which leads to them being out of control and ill-mannered.  When I was a kid, way back in the 1980s, we didn’t have the Internet, or cable TV (my parents didn’t get cable until the early 1990s), or cell phones, or computers, or social media, or video games, or all of this other junk that kids today have almost unfettered access to.  My sister and I played.  Outside.  Either by ourselves, with each other, or with other kids.  All day.  Until it got dark.  We didn’t sit inside the house watching TV, cramming our gullets full of junk food, and we weren’t sitting on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat/Instagram, bullying/shaming/sexting people.  What happened to being a little kid?  Hell, what happened to being a pre-teen?  My childhood wasn’t the greatest in the world, but at least I had one.  My parents didn’t hover over me all the time, they didn’t think I was the specialest snowflake in the sky, I played at a playground that had concrete underneath everything, not recycled rubber tires, I got all my vaccinations, I ate peanuts/gluten/dairy and survived…I don’t know if it’s strictly the parents or what, but kids today are just…I feel bad for them.  They have no chance.


  1. newlifeduringmidlife · June 4, 2016

    You make a lot of sense! My kids were raised in the late 80’s and 90’s. They are adults my son and his wife have given us one adorable grandson who is 4 right now and he loves to go outside and do things with my son who can not stand to sit around indoors. Mainly because mom did not let them sit around inside at home.


  2. NJ · June 4, 2016

    This is so true. I’m an 80’s born too and I remember all those times we spent running around, climbing trees, scraping our knees with the number of times we would fall down. The only times we sat inside would be in the afternoons (it was way too hot and humid) or when it’s pouring like crazy. Else, it was outside all the time. Now, when kids actually play outside the first reaction is, “wow! Look at them playing in the sun! Why don’t they stay inside or watch TV” I just shake my head and wonder… where did childhood go??

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  3. Sayanti aka Shine · June 4, 2016

    Very true. In today’s world, technology capture the whole childhood. They are playing mobile games more than the outdoor games. They are just confined within the 5-8 inch screen. It’s your very nice effort to create awareness on this issue.

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